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Barry Scott Presents: The Lost 45s of the '70s & '80s, Vol. 2

Barry Scott Presents: The Lost 45s Of The '70s & '80s, Vol. 2


A convincing case could be made that the soft rock of the late '70s and early '80s is the great lost frontier of record collecting. Certainly, it has almost no respect among critics, collectors, record geeks, music fans -- any category of musical fanatic, really. It's written off as commercial pap, sentimental tripe, silly novelties. That could be because that's precisely what it is, but if you don't have a problem with that, soft rock from the '70s and '80s is absolutely fascinating and even wonderful. It does help, of course, if you're a pop culture junkie that adores music that immediately conjures the very year, if not month, it was on the charts. But once you get into the rhythm of the whole thing, it's hard not to have your fascination and admiration grow. It's easy to spot sound-alikes -- Diesel is rewriting Steve Miller with "Sausalito Summernight," and the Road Apples sound a bit like Marvin Gaye on "Let's Live Together" -- and it's easy to get suckered in by pop culture references and silly jokes, the kind that pop up throughout Dean Friedman's "Ariel" (quite possibly the most irritating song ever recorded, even if you like this stuff). Best of all, you begin to realize how well-constructed and melodic these songs are, and how warm and fully realized these productions are, overflowing with little sonic details and building, building, building until the final fadeout. If you're already a fan of this sound -- if you already consider Fred Knoblock's "Why Not Me" one of the great singles of its era -- by all means, rush out and get The Lost 45s of the '70s & '80s, Vol. 2, which will introduce you to 18 songs, at least 14 of which are stone-cold gems. If you're not a fan, but are nevertheless curious, this disc will introduces many (but not all, there's no Knoblock, after all) of the wonders of soft rock from the late '70s and early '80s. Don't miss it. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

  • Condition: --
    HPB condition ratings
    • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
    • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
    • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
    • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
    • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
    • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
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  • Format: Compact Disc
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  • Label: VarŠse Vintage
  • UPC: 030206611229
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Track listings

  • 1. Sausalito Summernight Diesel
  • 2. Ariel Dean Friedman
  • 3. Sea Of Love Del Shannon
  • 4. I Believe Chilliwack
  • 5. I Will Still Love You Stonebolt
  • 6. Hearts On Fire Randy Meisner
  • 7. I Couldn't Say No Robert Ellis Orrall/Carlene Carter
  • 8. Only A Lonely Heart Sees Felix Cavaliere
  • 9. Let's Live Together The Road Apples
  • 10. If The Love Fits, Wear It Leslie Pearl
  • 11. Wham Bam Shang A Lang Silver
  • 12. Rock & Roll (I Gave You The Best Years Of My Life) Mac Davis
  • 13. We Can't Hide It Anymore Larry Santos
  • 14. Nobody Said It Was Easy (Lookin' For The Lights) Le Roux
  • 15. I'm Gonna Take Care Of Everything Rubicon
  • 16. Precious To Me Phil Seymour
  • 17. Paloma Blanca George Baker Selection
  • 18. If You Remember Me Chris Thompson
 
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Item is brand new, unused and unmarked, in flawless condition.
  • Fine/Like New (F): No defects, little usage. May show remainder marks. Older books may show minor flaws.
  • Very Good (VG): Shows some signs of wear and is no longer fresh. Attractive. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Good (G): Average used book with all pages present. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Fair (FR): Obviously well-worn, but no text pages missing. May be without endpapers or title page. Markings do not interfere with readability. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Poor (P): All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
  • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: This movie is unopened and brand new.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): Near new. No defects, little sign of use. Plays perfectly. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. No skipping; no fuzzy or snowy frames in VHS.
  • Very Good (VG): Attractive and well cared for but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, but will play almost perfectly. For VHS: barely detectable distortion or very few fuzzy or snowy frames.
  • Good (G): This item is in okay condition and basically works well. There may be some minor distortion on VHS tape; slight scratching or wear on DVD.
  • Fair (FR): Basically plays, but may be obviously well-worn with some scratching or tape distortion.
  • Poor (P): Disc or tape is intact, but may be scratched or stretched. There may be skips or distortion or product defects.
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